The Honourable Penny Wong
Faced with deteriorating relationships in the Pacific and increasing tension with our biggest trading partner, China, Penny Wong has spent her first year as Foreign Minister travelling at whirlwind pace, mending fences and strengthening new alliances.
Post-World War II, Australia's relationship with its strongest ally, the United States, has never been more intertwined, and its relationship with modern China more fractious.
This at a time when Europe is deeply unsettled around Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the old threat of nuclear war is back in play. At the same time the existential threat of climate change is closing in on a global tipping point.
Join Senator Wong as she reflects on her first remarkable year in the job with journalist and author Kerry O'Brien in the next instalment of Griffith University's conversation series, A Better Future for All. The event will be held live at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Brisbane's South Bank precinct.